Wednesday, May 30, 2012

♥ J'Adore ♥ {JustRite Challenge #073}

♥♥ For today's Simon Says Stamp Post, please scroll down! ♥♥

Hi everyone! Just stopping in quickly with a shaped card I made for the current (about to end shortly! Yikes!) challenge at the JustRite Inspiration Blog. It is called "Anything but Square".

 For my card, I used Labels Twenty Dies by Spellbinders for the card base and matted frames. The stamps by JustRite are called Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty. That is one of my favorite stamp sets by JustRite!

 I also used lots of Liquid Pearls in White Opal, handmade stick pins by Elise, seam binding and some Prima roses.

 I will be back tomorrow with my giveaway winner! Thank you so much for the well wishes for my kids. They are both feeling better now! But now it's mommy's turn!! Yup! Now I am sick!! Oh, well! I guess that's what happens when you're a mom!! Right??  ;)

 Have a wonderful night!

♥ Simon Says...Anything Goes! ♥

It's that time again...."Anything Goes" at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! We want to see any new creation that you make...a card, LO or even an altered item! Just make sure to have fun creating it and link it up at the SSS blog!!

 This week the Simon Says Stamp DT is featuring twine! Love twine, don't you? Love it in it's natural color or colored, it doesn't matter to me! I chose this super fun twine by Queen and Company. It is pink, green and white all rolled into one fabulous twine! And it comes on the cutest wooden spool!

 I also used some beautiful papers by Prima from the Songbird 6x6 Paper Pack. Love these soft and romantic papers! I also used some Songbird Chipboard Pieces as well as a Songbird Wooden Button. That gorgeous stamp is by Crafter's Companion and is called "Rose Clock". I colored it in with some soft, Pastel Chalks by Pebbles, Inc.

 And, don't forget, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

Also, you still have a few days left to apply for the Simon Says Stamp DT! You can read all the details HERE! You definitely don't want to miss an opportunity to be on the BEST DT out there, do you?? Good luck!!

♥ I promise to have my Giveaway Winner up by tomorrow! I had 2 sick kids over the holiday weekend and did not get to pick my winner! But it will be my "Crafting" priority today! Sorry about that!

 Have a great day!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

♥ Pin Cushion/ Photo Holder Teacup ♥

♥ Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone in the U.S. and abroad! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with family and friends! Don't forget to remember and honor those who lost their lives fighting for our country and our freedom and for those who still are! God Bless them all! ♥

Just wanted to share a fun project I made for a contest. The contest was to make a Mother's Day Gift. It was on a wonderful site called Handmade Gifts Made Easy. There are so many gorgeous and inspiring gifts on there for all kinds of events, seasons and holidays! You must check it out! And the owner, Stephanie, well, she is just the sweetest person! I just found out yesterday that I was the 1st place Winner. $100!! Thank you so much again Stephanie! You can see the post HERE.

 I made this sweet Pin Cushion/Photo Holder Teacup for my mom. You can find the detailed directions on how to make it, HERE.

 I had a lot of fun making it and of course, my Mom loved it!! Anything with my kids pics on though, she just adores!

 I also made a Keepsakes Box with a handmade mini photo album for the contest too. You can add pictures to it year after year. You can find the directions on this HERE.

 ♥ I hope you all understand but due to so many entrants in my giveaway and that it is a busy, holiday weekend for me, I will post my winner on Tuesday. I have so many to still go through. And due to the delay in announcing my winner, I will pick another random winner to receive a little something from me as well! ;) Good luck everyone and enjoy your weekend!! Thanks for being patient with me!! hugs...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

♥ Simon Says... Father's Day/For a Male! ♥

Father's Day is right around the corner! June 17th will be here before we know it! So why not get a head start on those cards for Dad! You can even make a birthday card or whatever you want as long as it's for a special man in your life! So join this week's challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog and show us your Male cards!!

For my card I used a simple yet fabulous stamp by Inkadinkado called simply "Happy Father's Day"! I just stamped it in Black ink by Memento and then matted the image onto blue and kraft cardstock.

I also used some papers from My Mind's Eye Be Amazing 6x6 Paper Pad. I love the soft, muted yet manly papers in this pad. I finished it off with some hemp twine, Maya Road Star Pin and some Liquid Pearls in Platinum Pearl.

And, don't forget, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

I will have my giveaway winner up here in a couple of days! Thank you to all who joined!! :) Good Luck everyone!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

♥ Simon Says Stamp DT Call!! ♥

Have you seen the news? Simon Says Stamp is having a DT call!! You can find all of the details HERE! Good luck to all that apply!!

Have a great night!!

♥ Spring Giveaway! ♥

♥♥♥ Giveaway Now Closed! Be back soon with a Winner!! ♥♥♥

Hi all! Well, it's time to give some things away, just because. I have to admit though, I was kind of hesitant to hold another giveaway, due to people "disappearing" after the giveaway is over. But I decided to have another one anyway and hopefully people will still stick around afterwards. I will be picking my winner randomly but please don't enter if you are a candy chaser. New friends (followers) are welcome though! I don't mean to sound mean, but I always have huge giveaways that are worth a little bit of money and I don't think it's fair that people only come around for the giveaways. Hope you understand!

Here's what is up for grabs this time!!

♥ Grand Calibur Machine by Spellbinders

 ♥ Grand Scalloped Circles Nestabilities

 ♥ Grand Labels Four Nestabilities

♥ 6x6 Hello Summer Paper Pad by Echo Park

♥ Hello Summer Chipboard Stickers by Echo park

 ♥ 240 Yard Spool of Pink Sorbet Bakers Twine

To win you must do the following:

 ♥ Leave a comment on this post:

♥ Tell me how you will spread the word. Either put a link to my giveaway on your blog, on your Facebook page, by email, etc. I will check on this! ;)

♥ And for a second chance, become my friend (follower)! And stick around! ;)

 That's all you have to do! I will leave this open until May 22nd! I will then post my winner a day or two after that! Good luck everyone!

P.S. I hate this new Blogger format!!

♥♥♥ Giveaway Now Closed! Be back soon with a Winner! ♥♥♥

Thursday, May 17, 2012

♥ JustRite....My Final Day! :( ♥

Well, today is my 4th and final day Guest Designing for JustRite! I had a blast using these awesome stamps and I can't wait to use more of them! Have you seen the new ones that are out? They are just as fabulous! Thank you Kellie for giving me this opportunity to GDT for you! JustRite ROCKS!

For today's card, I wanted to do something a bit different to, once again, show you how compatible all the JustRite stamps are and how well they all go together! I made a card using not 1 but 3 different background stamps. I used the Fleuriste Newsprint Background Stamp, Shabby Music Background Stamp and the Elegant Fronds Background Stamp. (To see the full card, please visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog!)

And I paired them all with the gorgeous Botanical Butterflies Clear Set. Have I mentioned before how much I love this set?!! ;)

 I hope you all have a great day! Don't forget to visit me at the JustRite Inspiration Blog! Stop by and say Hi! :) Thank you to all who have all week! I really appreciate it!!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

♥ JustRite... Day 3! ♥

♥ For today's Simon Says Post, please scroll down! Thank U! ♥

Happy Hump Day! Aren't the weeks and days just going by faster lately? Whew! I better start my Christmas shopping soon! Before we know it, Santa will be coming down the chimney! ;) Speaking of going fast, today is already my 3rd day guest designing for JustRite! Here are some sneaky peeks of today's card! To see the entire card, please stop by the JustRite Inspiration Blog! Say hi, while you're there too! :)

 I used the Oh, so fabulous, Grandma's Attic Background Stamp for this one. Love that stamp!! I first stamped it onto some cream colored cardstock in black ink and then re-stamped it several times in various inks, cut out the dress form, spools and buttons and then re-applied them to the base image.

I also used the gorgeous Vintage Rose Medallions Clear Stamp Set. I just wanted to make a feminine and pretty card and thought the 2 stamps go well together. It just shows how interchangeable all of the JustRite Stamp Sets are!

So, don't forget to stop by the JustRite Inspiration Blog and show some love for me! I would really appreciate it!

I hope you all have the most wonderful day!!

♥ Simon Says...Clean and Simple {CAS} ♥

This week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog it is all about Clean and Simple. We want to see those cards with not alot of embellies and with minimum papers on it! I must admit though, this was not an easy challenge for me! But it was fun!!

This week the Simon Says DT are featuring stamps by either Lawn Fawn or La La Land. I chose this cute stamp set by Lawn Fawn called "Sew Lovely". Love that sweet dress form, ribbon spool and sentiment.

 I also used some paper by Prima from the Songbird 6x6 Paper Pack as well as a Maya Road chipboard pair of scissors that I painted and then glittered up. Well, I needed to add at least one embellie on there! ;)

This is the inside of the card.

 Here is the adorable Sew Lovely Clear set by Lawn Fawn. So many cute images!

Don't forget, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

Have a great day!!!